This item is for a Solid Metal Shroud of Turin Pendant with chain. This is a very unique Pendant it is modeled after a commemorative Pendant that we actually purchased on our recent trip to Turin to view the Shroud. We bought several of these original Pendants there in the city and they are also available here on our site. This original model is the only type that was officially authorized by the Pope himself to a local Nun in the early 20th century.
The Pendant is Gold in color, made out of a metal alloy material and has the face of Christ embossed out on the front with the saying: Illumina Domine Vellum Tulum Super Nos (Let your face shine upon us Lord), etched around Christ's head around the perimeter of the Piece. The back has the Frontal pose of Christ on the Shroud indented into the Pendant with The words; Sancta Sindon, Qua Corpus Domini Noshs Jesu Christi Invvolutum Fuid (Holy Shroud - on the holy winding-sheet in which the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ was wrapped), on the other. The Pendant comes with a matching Gold 28 inch Chain to go with it.
This Pendant is a Replica of the original Classic Vintage one known as The Holy Face Medal. On the first Friday in Lent 1936 Sister Maria Pierina reported a vision of Christ in which Jesus appeared to her and said: “I will that My Face, which reflects the intimate pains of My Spirit, the suffering and the love of My Heart, be more honored. He who meditates upon Me, consoles Me”. Further reported visions of Jesus and Mary urged Sister Maria Pierina to make a medal with the Holy Face of Jesus. After some effort, she managed to obtain permission to reproduce the the Shroud of Turin and authorization from the Catholic Church in Milan to proceed with the medal in 1940. This became known as the Holy Face Medal. The first medal of the Holy Face was offered to Pope Pius XII who approved the devotion and the medal. She had also reported that Jesus wanted a special Feast on the day before Ash Wednesday in honor of His Holy Face, to be preceded by a Novena (9 days) of prayers. In 1958, Pope Pius XII declared the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus as Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) for all Roman Catholics.
With the Shroud Pendant and Necklace you will also get a Free PDF Copy of our recently published 145 page book: The Saga of the Shroud. It will be e-mailed to you after purchase. You can upgrade to get a hard copy of the book at time of purchase. Just choose to upgrade to a hard copy in the pull down menu above. The Necklace is also available in Silver and the original Holy Face Medal in Gold and Silver are also available.